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Sea Colony Tennis COVID-19 Update

 

Per the 27th Modification of the Delaware State of Emergency Declaration from the Office of
Governor John Carney…“All athletes playing indoors must wear face coverings at all times.” 

 

Effective immediately, Sea Colony Tennis patrons are required to wear a mask indoors at all times, INCLUDING WHILE PLAYING TENNIS & PICKLEBALL.

 

Patrons arriving to play indoors, without a mask, will be provided with one to enter the indoor facility. Those who refuse to wear masks will not be permitted entrance and/or indoor play. At this time, outdoor play does not require the use of face masks.

 

Thank you for your cooperation. 

Sea Colony Tennis

2019 Tennis Resorts Online survey ranks Sea Colony in the Top 25 Resorts, Top 20 camps, & No. 4 for Best Resort Junior Programs

About Sea Colony Tennis

Located at the crossroads of Kent Avenue and Westway Drive, the Sea Colony Tennis Center is the hub of tennis activity at the beach - year round. In addition to its world-class instruction, Sea Colony is home to USTA League teams, USTA tournaments and even a $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit event - The Vacasa Pro Women's Open at Sea Colony. 

Sea Colony Tennis is currently open for modified business. We are socially distancing on and off the court to keep you safe. Come see us, but make sure you call ahead. No walk-on play is allowed at this time. Thank you!  Click here for COVID-19 Modifications.

Hours of Operation
Open 7 days a week, 8 AM - 6 PM.

Summer Kickoff

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Sea Colony Owners ONLY Event

May 29th- May 31st, 2021

 

This year the Sea Colony Summer Kickoff, the season opening tennis and pickleball event, is Memorial Day Weekend.

This homeowners-only event will consist of men’s doubles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles for both tennis and pickleball. Owner's can participate in both pickleball and tennis if they so choose.

 

Tennis will be played on the clay courts, while pickleball will be played at the new pickleball courts at West Lake.

TENNIS

Women’s Doubles: Saturday, May 29th, from 9 am - 12 pm

Men’s Doubles: Sunday, May 30th from 9 am - 12pm

Mixed Doubles: Monday, May 31st from 9 am - 12pm

 

PICKLEBALL

Men’s Doubles: Saturday, May 29th, from 9 am - 12 pm

Women’s Doubles: Sunday, May 30th from 9 am - 12pm

Mixed Doubles: Monday, May 31st from 9 am - 12pm

To register, click the corresponding links below!

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NIKE

TENNIS

CAMPS

Serious. Fun.

The Junior Nike Tennis Camps at Sea Colony Beach Resort are a tennis day camps for kids looking to receive high-level tennis training, work on their technique, and be challenged by their peers.

The Nike Tennis Camp at Sea Colony Beach Resort is among the top junior tennis camps in Delaware. Come enjoy your summer, make friends and elevate your tennis game.

The Adult Nike Tennis Camps at Sea Colony Beach Resort offer 8-hour adult tennis clinics for players ages 18+. Elevate your game and enjoy a summer vacation at one of the top tennis camps for adults in Delaware!

 

The Nike Adult Tennis Camp's talented teaching staff tailors their instruction to your game and your goals, promoting learning while having fun.

 

TENNIS

Improve. Play. Repeat.

With a variety of camps, clinics, and private lessons, Sea Colony offers tennis for all skill levels and ages.

Adult Clinics

Spring Schedule (4/1-5/28)

 

CARDIO TENNIS | 9AM

TUESDAY-SATURDAY

All levels - Hit a ton of balls during this exhilarating cardiovascular workout. $20 SC Homeowners/$25 Guests*

NOVICE CLINIC | 8AM

SATURDAYS

Beginner instructional clinic - Level 2.5 & below

ADULT CLINIC

DAILY

1 hour instructional clinics that emphasize technique and footwork followed by games.

 

Intermediate - 10AM - Level 3.0-3.5

Advanced - 11AM - Level 4.0+ ONLY


$20 SC Homeowners/$25 Guests* per clinic

*Please note: There is a $3 drop-in fee for ALL clinic sign ups. To avoid the drop-in fee, register 1 day in advance.

Adult Clinics

Summer Schedule (starts 5/29)

 

LIVE BALL CARDIO TENNIS | 8AM

DAILY

All levels - Faced-paced games to get your heart pumping.

$20 SC Homeowners/$25 Guests*

 

CARDIO TENNIS | 9AM

DAILY

All levels - Hit a ton of balls during this exhilarating cardiovascular workout. $20 SC Homeowners/$25 Guests*

ADULT CLINIC

DAILY

1 hour instructional clinics that emphasize technique and footwork followed by games.

 

Beginner - 9AM - Level 2.5 & below

Intermediate - 10AM - Level 3.0-3.5

Advanced - 11AM - Level 4.0+ ONLY


$20 SC Homeowners/$25 Guests* per clinic

ALL ABOUT DOUBLES | 3PM

MON. & WED.

This 1-hour clinic emphasizes communication, court positioning, and shot selection for doubles. $20 SC Homeowners/$25 Guests*

*Please note: There is a $3 drop-in fee for ALL clinic sign ups. To avoid the drop-in fee, register 1 day in advance.

Junior Clinics

Spring Schedule (4/1-5/28)

 

LITTLE HITTERS (ages 4-7) | 4-4:45pm

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY

Our Little Hitters red ball program teaches tennis FUNdamentals through drills and games.

$18 SC Homeowners/$20 Guests*

 

FUTURES (ages 8-12) | 5-6:15pm

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY

Our Futures orange ball program focuses on technique, gameplay, and teamwork.

$28 SC Homeowners/$30 Guests*

TENNIS FOR TEENS (ages 13+) | 4-6pm

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

Tennis for Teens focuses on introduction and continued training of technique, mental toughness, strategy and fitness. It's never too early to start preparing for your high school tennis season!

$40 SC Homeowners/$50 Guests*

*Please note: There is a $3 drop-in fee for ALL clinic sign ups. To avoid the drop-in fee, register 1 day in advance.

PICKLEBALL

Funny name. Serious sport.

Touted as one of the fastest-growing sports in the nation, pickleball continues to make waves at Sea Colony.

Private Lessons by Sea Colony's World Class instructors are available upon request.

NEW! PICKLEBALL COURTS AT WEST LAKE

 

COMING SPRING 2021 

Sea Colony is excited to announce that 4 regulation pickleball courts

are currently being built at the highly anticipated West Lake Activity Center.

This new location isn't far from home-- located across the street from the Sea Colony Tennis Center.

All summer pickleball programming will be held at the West Lake Activity Center, unless otherwise noted.

Please check in at the Sea Colony Tennis Pro Shop before proceeding to the courts.

Pickleball Clinics

 

Summer Schedule (starts 6/1)

 

PICKLEBALL CLINIC - Beginner/Low Intermediate | 9-10AM

DAILY

Learn the basics of pickleball from scoring to technique to strategy.

$20 SC Homeowners/$25 Guests*

PICKLEBALL CLINIC - Intermediate/Advanced | 10-11AM

DAILY

Learn to play like the pros; practicing key strategies and techniques of advanced players.

$20 SC Homeowners/$25 Guests*

*Please note: There is a $3 drop-in fee for ALL clinic sign ups. To avoid the drop-in fee, register 1 day in advance.

Pickleball Open Play

 

ALL LEVELS

Rotational social play. Come alone, or bring a group and enjoy two hours of pickleball with friends, old and new.

FREE TO OWNERS & RENTERS.

Spring Schedule (4/1-5/28)

 

INDOOR OPEN PLAY

SUNDAY | 2:30-5 PM

WEDNESDAY | 6:30-9:30 PM

FREE to SC Homeowners & Renters/ $10 Guests

Summer Schedule (starting 5/29)

 

PICKLEBALL OPEN PLAY - SESSION I

DAILY | 8-9:45 AM

PICKLEBALL OPEN PLAY - SESSION II

DAILY | 10-11:45 AM

PICKLEBALL OPEN PLAY - EVENING SESSION*

DAILY | 6-8 PM

*This program is held on courts 7 & 8 at Sea Colony Tennis

 

Please Note: times and frequencies are subject to change.​

 

PRIVATE LESSONS

Personalized Instruction. Year Round.

Private Lessons are fully customizable and can range from match play to mental toughness and strategy to stroke development.  Lessons are available in both pickleball & tennis

 

Private Lessons are available 7 days a week!

Call 302-539-4488 to schedule yours today.

TENNIS LESSON RATES

Director of Tennis $90/hr

Assistant Director $85/hr

Senior Tennis Professional $85/hr

Seasonal Pros $80/hr

1/2 hour lessons are also available. The price is half the hourly rate. Private lessons available for ages 4+

PICKLEBALL LESSON RATES

Head Pickleball Pro $80/hr

1/2 hour lessons are also available. The price is half the hourly rate. Private lessons available for ages 4+

Mental Toughness Coaching | $100​

Through a variety of strategies and techniques such as self-talk, imagery, and cognitive-behavioral routines, you will take your game to the next level. 

 

Coached by Director of Tennis, Thomas Johnston. 

(Virtual Appointments also available, contact Pro Shop).

 

WORLD CLASS INSTRUCTION

 
 

Thomas Johnston

Director of Tennis USPTA, PTR, MS

 

Thomas is a three-time collegiate All-American and former head men's tennis coach at the University of Virginia. At UVA, Johnston established himself as one of the most innovative and successful coaches in the country. In 1997, UVA qualified for the national team tournament for the first time in the school's history. In another first, Thomas led his team to the finals of the 1998 ACC Championships and NCAA Regional Championships. Under his leadership, the team's NCAA national ranking improved from No. 95 to No. 15. Upon graduating, several of his students went on to achieve ATP world rankings.

 

With a master's degree in sports psychology, Thomas is a respected speaker offering seminars on the mental and strategic aspects of tennis.

Before joining Sea Colony, Thomas headed an award-winning tennis program at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia for 10 years. He was also named the USTA's 2015 Delaware District Pro of the Year.

Under Thomas' guidance as Tennis Director, Sea Colony is one of the top 20 resorts in the country, according to Tennis Resorts Online.com. In 2012 and 2016, Johnston led Sea Colony to a USTA Outstanding Facility of the Year award. Recently, Thomas was named 2019 Tournament Director of the Year for his leadership at October’s Boys 16 & Under National Clay Court Championship and June’s Vacasa Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony, a $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit clay-court event.

WEEKEND CAMPS

Fast-paced drills, low player-to-pro ratios, & plenty of one-on-one instruction.

Led by Sea Colony's World Class instructors, these camps are perfect for couples, USTA teams, families, a girls weekend, and more!

Camps include:

  • Video analysis 

  • Strategy & shot selection 

  • Tactics to improve mental toughness 

  • Match play coaching 

  • Camp souvenir 

  • Pro shop discounts 

  • Camp booklet with tips and takeaways

Early session: Friday 1-4 pm, Saturday 1-4 pm and Sunday 8-10 am*

Late session: Friday 4- 7pm, Saturday 4-7 pm and Sunday 12-2 pm*

*Personalized sessions available upon request.

Weekday and alternative times are available upon request. 

Typical camp size is 12. Please note that if your group is smaller than 12, we may fill it with other interested players. 

Cost: $265/player 

 

Click here to request a camp!

 STAY & PLAY!  Click here for weekend rental availability.

 

REQUEST A TENNIS CAMP

INTERESTED?  Please fill out the form below to request a Weekend Tennis Camp. One of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Sea Colony Tennis

39359 Racquet Lane,

Bethany Beach, Delaware 19930  •  302.539.4488